Sport: Gibraltar turns back on 2019 Games cruise liners

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GIBRALTAR looks set to go back to basics for accommodation when they host the NatWest Island Games in 2019 after deciding against using cruise ships.

Games organisers had originally considered hiring at least one liner for the week-long event due to bed shortages on the Overseas Territory, but with the budget appearing to be tight they are now considering housing athletes in school halls.

Floating accommodation and 'Snoozeboxes' – portable hotels made from shipping containers – are also being considered.

'We initially looked at cruise ships but they turned out to be too expensive, so we are looking at various alternatives now, including floating accommodation, Snoozeboxes and prefab cabins,' said Gibraltar 2019 Games director Linda Alvarez.

'At the moment we have limited hotel beds, and the remainder will be in schools, but we will continue to explore many other options.'

Full story in Wednesday's JEP.

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